dAWishingWell is a community-based group on deviantART and only operates on deviantART. Our primary goal is to give a venue where community-oriented and other policy-abiding community members can not only make a wish but have their deviantART-related wishes granted, be featured and recognized for their talents and participation, and for these deviants to have a safe atmosphere to gather and share artistic and charitable interests.
We are not employees of DeviantArt! We rely on the generosity of our members and watchers to grant wishes.
The Well-Granted wishes are possible because of donations to our point account TheWishingWidget. All points are used to grant wishes.
Every application is automatically approved. Just click the "Join our group" button on the front page. But be aware that we are expecting our members to abide to our group's etiquette. Failure to comply can result in a ban from this group.
- You can join with multiple accounts, but unless your second wish is a Forever wish, you can wish only on one account. Wishing on more than one account will result in an automatic ban!
- If a shared account is used to make a wish, none of the account users can make another wish on their own account.
- Please do not complain about being featured. This group is based on featuring its members.
- Avoid arguing with admins. If you have any issues with the group or one of its admin, please send a respectful note to the group.
- Do not beg for points or membership. This group has a wish system, use it!
- Do not harass our members or admins. We have zero tolerance for that kind of attitude.
- Do not spam the group.
- Repetitive failure to follow any of our rules will result by being blocked from this group.
Additional restriction options:
- If you don't want your art to be featured with your wish, please add "Do not feature my art" in your note.
- If you want to select the artworks/journals to be featured, please include up to 3 thumbnails or links to the deviations in your note. We don't accept Sta.sh links.
- If you want your artworks to be selected in a specific folder, please include the link to the folder in your note. One folder only!
- I wish for 100 points.
- I wish for a 3-month core membership. Please do not feature my art.
- I wish for more watchers. Please feature these artworks: Insert artwork thumbs or links
- I wish for a daily deviation. Please feature artworks from this folder: Insert folder link
We do not accept wishes from point accounts. Please, use your regular account to wish on behalf of your point account.
If you add a restriction:
- You can choose only one restriction option (no feature, selected deviations or selected folder).
- You need to write your restriction for every wish, every month, because we won't keep a tally of them.
- We will not feature artworks or journals if they don't meet our deviation rules and we will not ask you for new ones if they don't.
- You cannot change the restriction of a regular wish once it's accepted. Choose wisely.
- You can change the restriction of a Forever wish once a week.
You are allowed to mention up to 3 deviations with deviation-related wishes like Daily Deviations.
We are not accepting seniority and deviousness award wishes or wishes regarding mature content, hate, trolling, call out, asking for votes to win a contest, lottery, raffles/giveaways, donate points to a commission widget or anything against DeviantArt policies. We will not accept wishes on behalf of a deviant banned from this group. We will also refuse wishes we find too expensive, like asking for more than 5,000 points or more than a 12-month core membership, or a Daily Deviation on an artwork too far from the requirements to get a DD. Note that smaller wishes are granted more often than expensive wishes and that granters will most likely give you points if you include a reason with your point wish.
Please keep your wish description short!
Wishes are displayed all month in The Showcase. They are also featured once a week in one of our wish feature journals: Fishing for Wishes, The Wishing Jar, Wishing Upon a Star and Wish Fondue. To avoid overloading our feature journals, we will only feature 30 wishes at once in the same journal.
We cannot guarantee that your wish will be granted - even if you donate to the Well.
You can make your wish anonymous, but you must wish something for another deviant than yourself (meaning no alternate account either). You will not be allowed to make a second wish for yourself, unless you bought a special wish. Note that your identity will be visible to all our admins.
This section is for paid wishes only! Regular wishes are free and their rules are described in the sections above.
The paid wishes are the Recurring wishes and the Premium wishes. Those comes in different lengths and prices. The Well will keep a running tally of all paid wishes. Each deviant can have an unlimited number of paid wishes. To get a paid wish, simply donate the required amount of points to TheWishingWidget and then note the group with your wish (you can contact us before donating the points if you are not sure your wish is valid).
Forever wishes are discontinued but the ones previously purchased will still be honored (no new forever wish will be sold or given).
Supergroup status is ineligible to be a special wish.
Common perks and rules of all the paid wishes (recurring and premium of any length):
- Unlike regular wishes, you don't need to renew your paid wish every month! It is done automatically!
- You will receive a note when your wish will expire.
- If you renew your paid wish, you can keep your wish as long as you want. No need to change it like the Forever wish!
- Your wish will be featured in one of our weekly wish features once a month.
- If you choose yourself the deviations to feature (up to 3), or if you ask us to not feature any deviation, you wish will be featured every week instead!
- Price: 3-month: 75 points - 6-month: 150 points
- Recurring wishes cannot be changed for the entire paid period, unless it is granted in full! It can be changed if you renew it.
- The deviations to feature can be changed once a month if you provide them.
- Price: 3-month: 125 points - 6-month: 250 points - 12-month: 500 points.
- Premium wishes are listed on our front page.
- Premium wishes can be changed once a month or if granted in full.
- The deviations to feature can be changed once a month if you provide them.
- Forever wishes can no longer be obtained!
- Forever wishes last forever (some conditions apply).
- Forever wishes are featured in one of our weekly wish feature every week.
- Active forever wishes are featured in our front page (they are removed from the front page if they are not changed after 6 months).
- Forever wishes can be changed once a month.
- Forever wishes must be changed every 6 months.
- Forever wishes cannot be gifted, sold or lent to another deviant.
- A Forever Wish or a Megawish can be changed any time in the month, but cannot be changed again within two weeks. Exceptions might apply for short events, under the discretion of the admin team. Superwishes can not be changed.
To avoid abuses of the rules (like changing the wish for a short time before the deadline and then revert to it), we will keep a tally on the number of months each wish has been featured over a one year timespan. Therefore, we recommend you to use your Forever Wish wisely, like changing it every 3 months.
dAWishingWell is granting wishes every month:
- A few 1-month or 3-month core memberships each month.
- A few points to some deviants each month.
- One super group in January.
- One print given in May and September.
- Prizes to one contest in March, July and November.
If you granted a wish, or your wish has been granted, please notify us by sending us a note or leaving a comment on the journal where you found the wish. It will allows us to mention you in our "Good deeds" journal. Notifying us is important! When your wish is fully granted, we remove it from the Showcase, giving more chances to other members to get their wish granted too. Note that if your wish is only partially granted, it is not removed.
Affiliates community-oriented journals are features in our weekly journal Weekend Fun. We feature contests, events, features, news and articles. While sending your affiliation request, please include the reason why you want your group to be affiliated with dAWishingWell. We are looking to affiliate with active groups only.
If you want your group to be an official partner, you'll have to regularly feature our journals or accept them in one of your folder. Official partners can organize joined events with dAWishingWell or receive prizes for contests.
We hand pick our admins. Applications are never open. We only choose deviant who participate in our events, grant wishes, have experience with group administration and are already an asset for the DeviantArt community.
dAWishingWell will not feature or accept mature art, stolen art, art containing non-credited resources, doll makers, game/tv screen shots, hate art, art containing offensive words (even in the description) or any art against DeviantArt policies. Admins are not required to feature art that they are not comfortable featuring.
Gallery submissions are closed. Only admins can requests deviations or journals in them:
- dAWishingWell's mascot Wishper: If you made art of our mascot Wishper, please send a note to the group so we can request your piece.
- Donor news: Reserved for those who bought and advertisement package as a way to help dAWishingWell grant wishes. The admins will request the approved pieces of news in this folder.
- dA Happenings journals: Once a week, members and affiliates can send us a note to have a contest announcement, article or other DeviantArt community oriented blog requested in this folder. We will not accept journals regarding personal content (commissions, begging for money, etc.). No wish is necessary.
If you want to advertise in Wishper's Friendly Bulletin or on our front page, please read dAWishingWell's fundraising.